Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Jonathan C. Lee, Daniel L. Kenney-Jung, Caren J. Blacker, Deniz Doruk Camsari, Charles P. Lewis

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Abstract

Research involving transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in child and adolescent psychiatry is limited. Early, short-term studies have found tDCS to be safe and well-tolerated in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, learning disorders). Preliminary data suggest potential utility in symptom reduction and improving cognitive function. Further careful research considering implications for the developing brain is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-78
Number of pages18
JournalChild and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Disclosures: C.J. Blacker, D. Doruk Camsari, and C.P. Lewis receive research support from the Mayo Clinic Foundation Departmental Small Grant Program. C.P. Lewis is a site investigator for multicenter studies funded by Neuronetics, Inc and NeoSync, Inc . J.C. Lee and D.L. Kenney-Jung have no financial disclosures.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Neuromodulation
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation

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